An Author’s Experience: Welcoming Synchronicity, Passion, and Perseverance

By Laura Staley   When I discovered the straw that broke the camel’s back of my marriage and asked my now-ex-husband to leave our home, I declared that I would take healthy actions on behalf of myself and our son going forward. This happened on the same day I drove our daughter to college to begin her freshman year. I…

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What is Your Legacy?

By Laura Staley Leaving Behind Wonderful Stories (and Maybe Less Stuff) Although we don’t generally like to think about this truth, we are all going to die. I have been thinking about my own mortality recently, perhaps because I’ve lost a number of loved ones in the past two years. Some of them I was prepared to lose, and with…

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The Quest for Love: Gaining Clarity and Wisdom

by Laura Staley   Have you ever had a shopping experience that ends with you unloading groceries in your kitchen feeling annoyed? You went to the store with every intention to purchase the needed items on your list, but you ended up with only some of those items. You also bought things you didn’t need—things you got because you were…

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Clear Your Clutter, Find Your Loved Ones

By Laura Staley, Cherish Your World Clients, people I meet, and those who attend my talks often tell me that the unneeded belongings of loved ones have become agitating. People often ask what they should do if a person living in their home won’t clear away packages of brand-new wrapping paper that have taken over the closet, stacks of papers…

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A Piano Brings Hope: Reclaiming a Love that Never Died

By Laura Staley, Cherish Your World As a child, I felt a cautious relief from walking on eggshells when my mother played the grand piano in our living room. Playing the piano seemed to make her happy and shifted her focus away from me. She especially enjoyed playing “Begin the Beguine.” She also loved playing Christmas carols, often insisting that…

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Feng Shui Fundamentals: Exploring This Ancient Wisdom

By Laura Staley, Cherish Your World Simply stated, feng shui is the art and practice of arranging your physical space to enhance your life. The conditions of your home and workspace affect the quality of your life, and you can take actions to make your home a haven and your office a place for productivity and creativity. Feng shui literally…

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The Dance of Trust and Discernment

by Laura Staley, Cherish Your World   The Dance of Trust and Discernment Living true to ourselves seems to require deep self-reflection and periods of utter confusion: Who am I? Why am I here? What the heck just happened and what do I do now? Who am I in this moment? Swirling in a sea of change can create a…

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Brown Paper Packages Tied Up in Knots: Giving and Receiving Gifts with a Loving Heart

By Laura Staley, Founder of Cherish Your World We are heading into that time of year of gift exchanges and celebrations. Even as adults, we can feel excited to give and receive gifts. But sometimes for many of us, it’s tricky too. Even if we overall love the exchange, there may be a tug of anxiety, unworthiness, or other feelings…

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A Pathway to A Quieter Mind: Cultivating an Inner “Fly on the Wall”

By Laura Staley, Founder of Cherish Your World   I have so much to do … Why have I been so lazy? This situation is the worst thing ever—no good can come of it. Why did I say that stupid thing to that new colleague? She looked so uncomfortable after I spoke to her! Why can’t I ever remember people’s…

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5 Ways to Stand Out From Your Competition

Can you quickly name 10 people that do what you do or sell what you sell? If you answered yes, then this is going to be for you! In most professions, you can throw a stick and hit someone who does exactly or pretty close to what you do. It may not be the exact same company, but they are pretty…

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